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Re: Nail Care

Postby bluedawg » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:08 pm

:blush: aw, thanks guys! :kiss:
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Re: Nail Care

Postby vegankitty » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:17 am

Does everyone else know OPI is now owned by Coty? :( So mad-that is what I use since it is easiest to get. We do have a cheap brand that I think is local called Brucci that is vegan-I called them to check.

Especially frustrating because a lot of salons use OPI and I was planning on getting a mani/pedi for a wedding.
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Re: Nail Care

Postby Miso Vegan » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:05 pm

[quote="vegankitty";p=3450]Does everyone else know OPI is now owned by Coty?


What's Coty?
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Re: Nail Care

Postby bluedawg » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:13 am

coty is another brand, and they test.
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Re: Nail Care

Postby Shiva » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:49 pm

Aquarella - water-based nail polish. Intriguing!
Acquarella makes nail polish fun and hassle-free. You can change nail color without the dreadful smell of chemicals since it’s the world’s only truly safe nail polish that is both water-based and non-toxic. An easy preparation with fast drying makes it a snap. Acquarella Nail Polish hydrates the nail, helping to prevent nails from chipping, peeling and yellowing commonly associated with harsh conventional nail products.

* Fast – Usually dries “to touch” in 3 minutes...
and “to use” within 20 minutes.
* Easy – No base or top coat needed
* Safe - Water based and Non-Toxic with virtually no odor
* No Formaldehyde, Phthalates or petrochemical solvents of any kind

Since Acquarella is water based, it’s non-flammable and free from toxic fumes making it a perfect companion for traveling, the office, or any other place. Acquarella Nail Polish comes in a wide variety of playful shades that fit any occasion.
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Re: Nail Care

Postby Shiva » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:53 pm

Here's another vegan nail polish that I haven't tried! :laugh: sheswai

The sheswai site has a "Hot Tips" page here. On nail care:
5 things NOT to do within 30 minutes of a manicure

1. Dig in your purse for keys
2. Play in the sand
3. Wash your hair…or anyone elses.
4. Knead the dough for fresh baked bread
5. Take off your skinny jeans (unless someone else does it for you!)

:nice: :wink:
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Re: Nail Care

Postby Miso Vegan » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:41 am

OK, Nail Polish Fiends, should I (Sidecar) ....

Stop carrying SpaRitual and carry Zoya?
Carry only the cute mini SpaRitual bottles?

I can get Zoya a bit more easily, sorta. I mean, it doesn't need to be shipped to me like the SpaRitual does. I can pick up Zoya locally. But that means making a trip to pick it up, and having a hairdresser-friend call to tell the wholesaler I'm coming on her behalf (because only licensed professionals can shop there).

I like the quality of SpaRitual but would like more color choices. The color choices in mini-bottles are even more limited than the full-size bottles, but there's still, like, 40 or more colors. Also, Chocolate Shoebox carries SpaRitual, and we try not to carry the same brands. The full-size bottles sell ok, but the mini-bottles are so damn cute, I think they'd sell very well.
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Re: Nail Care

Postby bluedawg » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:34 am

welp, i love love LOVE zoya, and i have had suuuuuch good luck with them (especially using the color lock system), so i'd probably hedge in that direction. that said, i haven't tried sparitual on my fingers since this zoya color lock discovery, so it's possible i'd have better luck with it now. (for the record, i always had pretty good wear on my toes.)

zoya has a pretty amazing color range and they add colors throughout the year; like 12 colors each season, plus sometimes other stuff in between--not sure how sparitual stacks up in that department.
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Re: Nail Care

Postby Miso Vegan » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:21 am

Yeah, SR doesn't add colors that often, but I think I'd have a hard time keeping up with color changes anyway. But, well, I've never done a proper full-on (base, 3 color coats, top) manicure with SR, so I don't know how well they last, but I agree my pedicures (which I *do* do full-on) last forevah. Even nail techs have exclaimed at the staying power of my pedicures with SR, so I assumed it would be the same with SR. No?
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Re: Nail Care

Postby Shiva » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:26 pm

I'm gonna vote for switching to Zoya, because I have been looking at their colors... :heart:

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